Fads fade, but timeless style never goes out of fashion. To celebrate our 125th anniversary, we re-created stunning looks from past issues that you'd be proud to wear today - because some history is worth repeating.
1953: Buy the pattern for this fit-and-flare frock and "make your own cool breezes," we suggested to sewing-savvy readers.
Now: Green Goddess
It's no surprise that this style of sleeveless shirtdress finds its place in the sun every summer: The arm-baring cut lets you keep your cool, while the calf-swirling length flatters any figure.
1952: The cropped jacket was a shortcut to ladylike poise - along with pillboxes, pearls, and pristine gloves.
Now: Back in Black
An abbreviated ebony blazer and a sleek snow-white shift prove the staying power of sharp tailoring and high-contrast colors. The glossy gumball-bead necklace pulls everything together with a slick kick of revved-up red.
1969: A groovy Pucci-style print made waves in the summer of Woodstock.
Now: Color Full
In a color-splashed, confidence-boosting pattern, a halter-neck dress proves to be fashionably foolproof.
1956: A true-to-its-time favorite: the soft sweater-knit suit.
Now: Classic Chic
A slim Chanel-inspired cardigan, belted over a striped tee, delivers gimmick-free glamour decade after decade.
What are the fashion trends you love to re-create? And what are the ones should never come back?
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